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Pig’n’aif Recordings

Pig'n'aif T-Shirt logoPig’n’aif  is both a band and a music project working in conjunction with Rising Records. The name is pronounced - in a typical Yorkshire accent - as Pig-an-Ayf. (Please feel free to use it as a surreptitious curse - we do...).

Originally born out of frustration, the name reflects the fact that it has often been a pig (and an ’aif) to bring these music and recording projects to fruition, or indeed to get the musicians together to play the material, but it also reflects a lighter side of things.

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Pig’n’aif News

Pig’n’aif’s most recent video release, accompanies the album track ‘Down’n’Out’ from the The Jester... Thinks... album. This track poses the question, “What would you say to your younger-self, if you were given that precious opportunity. What advice would you give?”.

Guitars, synth guitar and keyboards from Pete and soulful vocals from Mick Shedd. Another beautiful video.







We also have a video to accompany the ‘Stolen Moments’ track taken from the The Jester... Thinks... album. This track is one of a trilogy comprising ‘Lady Of The Song’, ‘Stormbringer’ and ‘Stolen Moments’ written by Pete Bangert based upon the Michael Moorcock’s character, Elric of Melniboné. Great lyrical guitar from Pete, expressive vocals from Mick Shedd and a beautiful video. What more do you need?







ElectronicalisThis next is a video of the track ‘My Amie’ from the forthcoming Pig’n’aif album ‘Electronicalis’. A synth-based prog-rock album, it is a slightly different direction for the guys, for the space of just one album. Versatility? Of course...
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There is much more Pig’n’aif  video and information on the Pig'n'aif Website and at the Rising Records YouTube Channe

BandcampYou can also find more information, including downloads at the Pig’n’aif Bandcamp site


Musicalis GrumpiosaThe next prog-rock album due for release will be called ‘Musicalis Grumpiosa’,  (a “grumpy old rock album” as they term it - ‘cos thay are getting that way).  It is in the final stages of mixing and production. Watch this space and their Twitter feed.

HandoverHandover” was the latest album release from the Pig’n’aif project.
The album is a snapshot of original material written and demo'd by the first Pig'n'aif team of Pete Bangert and Steve Atkinson between 1969 and 1976. The demo's were worked up into finished songs,  instrumental tracks, or incorporated into other completed works for release on this album. The material crosses many genre boundaries including Progressive Rock, Blues, Rock and Jazz. In this context it  feels like a ‘hand-over’ from a foreign planet.

Pig'n'aif Blue-ishPig'n'aif Blue “Pig’n’aif Blue-ish“ was the second release by the jam-band line-up and completes the theme they started in the ‘Pig’n’aif Blue’ album. We are quite certain that (unless you have seen Pig’n’aif perform these  tracks live) you will not have heard these interpretations before.

All of these CD’s are available for download through links on this website, (just click on the covers), or you can get them from the Pig’n’aif website. Go on, check out the links. You know you would like to.

Pig’n’aif  have further parallel music projects on the go with many great contributing musicians. The projects will produce new albums in due course. 

Check out the Pig’n’aif website for more details and more news about their thrilling exploits. You can also keep up with the guys using their Twitter and Facebook pages

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